Holocaust Memorial Center initiates renaming the Dorohozhychi station to Babyn Yar

Holocaust Memorial Center initiates renaming the  Dorohozhychi station to Babyn Yar

The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center initiates the renaming of the Dorohozhyzhi station of the Syrets-Pechersk metro line to Babyn Yar. The NGO has already sent a letter of request to Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klychko. The funding of all costs and expenses connected with the renaming process will be assumed by the Charity.  The reasoning behind this initiative is the fact that Dorohozhychi metro station is located directly on the historical site in the ravine…

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Unheard stories of terror and Holocaust victims to sound louder

Unheard stories of terror and Holocaust victims to sound louder

In order to establish the fullest collection of spoken testimonies of mass violence in the mid-20th century and victims of the Holocaust, and to call on all museums focused on crimes against humanity to unite to promote and advocate their joint efforts, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center (BYHMC) and the “Territory of Terror” Memorial Museum of Totalitarian Regimes signed a Cooperation and Partnership Memorandum on 19 June. In 2018, the BYHMC started its project…

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October 1, 2018. Holocaust Monument Opening at the Soshne Forest Killing Site

October 1, 2018. Holocaust Monument Opening at the Soshne Forest Killing Site

Tsal Kaplun Foundation based in New York, USA and State Administration of Izyaslav rayon of Khmelnitskyi oblast will hold a ceremony of opening a Monument dedicated to victims of Holocaust in Izayslav. The opening will take place on October 25, 2018 at 1 p.m. local time. This memorial will be the first in a series of monuments funded by the Tsal Kaplun Foundation (TKF) to honor the Holocaust victims and to ensure that the horrors…

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Hope4Hanukkah Annual Charity Campaign in Ukraine

Hope4Hanukkah Annual Charity Campaign in Ukraine

Candles, which quantity is increasing day by day, the aroma of potato pancakes and donuts, small gifts, hopes, dreams, miracles … Return to childhood … Hanukkah … Wonderful holiday, fun for children and adults, the opportunity to spend time with friends, have fun, to fulfill the commandment, to make a gift … And what happens to those who are lonely and weak, to those who are slaves of their four walls not due to their…

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Documentary project “Word of the Righteous” was presented in Kyiv

Documentary project “Word of the Righteous” was presented in Kyiv

According to official figures, there are about 2.5 thousand people in Ukraine, who have the honorary title of the Righteous Among the Nations, which they were awarded by the State of Israel in gratitude for rescuing the Jewish people during the Second World War. We are the second country after Poland by the number of heroes, and the work of Svetlana Levitas and MargarethaOrmotsadze, will tell about the people who saved others, risking their own…

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XIth Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies 2018 will take place in Krakow

XIth Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies 2018 will take place in Krakow

XIth Congress of the European Association for Jewish Studies 2018 will take place in 2018, July 15-19, 2018, Krakow, Poland. The keynote theme of the XIth Congress is: Searching for Roots of Jewish Traditions. The Congress is organised by the Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University in cooperation with the Alef Foundation and with the kind support of  institutions and foundations. Sessions: Ancient Jewish History and Archeology Hebrew Bible Talmud, Midrash and Rabbinics Medieval and Early Modern…

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Polish-ukrainian workshop for young scholars: history and heritage of eastern-european jews

Organizers: The Jewish Studies Institute of the Jagiellonian University (Kraków), the Jewish Studies Program of the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv), the Jewish Galicia&Bukovina Project at Haifa University, The Centre for the Study on the History and Culture of Krakow’s Jews, the Marcell and Maria Roth Center for Research on the History and Culture of Polish Jewry Application Deadline: November 15, 2017 Workshop Dates: December 12-14, 2017 Location: Kraków, Jewish Studies Institute UJ,  Józefa 19 The first Polish-Ukrainian…

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